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By Abbey Morton
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Quilters have climate change challenge sewn-up

PART of a giant scarf, promoting action on climate change, was revealed for the first time this week - outside Clarencefield Village Hall.

Local quilters have been quietly working at home during the pandemic producing sections for a banner which will be part of a 1.5 mile ‘Stitches for Survival’ scarf at the forthcoming COP26 global conference in Glasgow.

The work of talented knitters and textile artists from the region was delivered to Clarencefield prior to going on display at The Usual Place cafe in Dumfries for three weeks.

All 16 Dumfries and Galloway banners, the work of the Quilters of Shambellie House group, will later be sewn together with others from around the UK and beyond — the scarf length representing the 1.5 degrees centigrade global warming limit target proposed at the 2015 Paris conference.

Ann Hill, BEM, of Mouswald, chairwoman of the group, praised her fellow craftspeople.

She said: “We’ve all enjoyed the challenge and we’re happy to do our bit to raise awareness of climatical changes during this major global event on our doorstep.”

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